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players. play the bass. player. this is the devotee of news live from far away and the next phase of india's vast general election kicks off this time the rest of region of kashmir goes to the polls to security there is tight local separatists are calling for a boycott of the election after a recent escalation of violence in the area also coming up germany calls a special session of the united nations security council to discuss the crisis in
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libya but members are split over insurgent violence in the capital tripoli. france honors the firefighters who risk their lives and limbs to save notre job cathedral there meeting president emmanuel matan at the ceremony at the ellis a palace plus in the champions league quarter finals and on the forgettable evening mentions her city and tottenham share its seven goals on a breathless nights of soccer take a look at a game that has fans biting their nails for twenty minutes. i'm sorry kelly welcome to the program polling stations have been opened in parts of india as the second phase of the country's general election gets underway one of the constituencies voting today is. in srinagar the main city of indian controlled
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kashmir region a security lockdown has been imposed on the city where several parties have called for a boycott of the election kashmir featured heavily in campaigning after a suicide attack there brought india and pakistan to the brink of war back in february a total of ninety five constituencies across india are casting ballots today india's election is taking place in seven stages of first six week period and next month. and then we should just well joins me now for more from india so as we've heard there heavy security in kashmir as it goes to the polls in the second round tell us more. is definitely the focus point of this election today the capital of the of the state of. there is going to school is basically a shutdown that's heavy security deployment and because of separate just cause to boycott for doing that there might be feeling all violence which is why there's so
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much security and want to talk in our industry like a constituency it has been lawful for why are the constituencies have seen more water but of course it's not only the war doesn't push need what we're doing on the issue of special status for the state all across india the b.g.p. has campaigned hard to see that they will take a very nationalist strong stance to cut down the special privileges that gets while on the other hand the opposition says that it would protect these privileges and initiate dialogue and push me if of course overall the nationalist on of the b.g.p. has been very strong on talking about better talking about what actions they would mean so the week on she is watching what exactly is going to pan out and state of push me so a very tense situation there and this is only the second of seven stages in the election right. that's why side of the indian elections as you mention is going to be conducted over six weeks in seven different phases as we call the tirah stages this is just the second stage it's bought by so huge which is next week all
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the hof the seats would have gone gone to the polls many parties deemed that this would give them good cavity on where the election is likely to be headed but of course the final result only comes out on may twenty third on the one hand we have prime minister who dreams or more the campaigning hard for a second saying that he will take over the development agenda off the duelling we be but also asserting already strong nationalist on seeing that the b.g.p. is the party that can protect the country on the other hand we have the opposition congress led by ravi gandhi who says that this current more the regime has been very detrimental to the country and that they've implemented minimum income scheme and they would protect waters and take the country forward in a very different way it may twenty third is when india decides social media playing a really big role in the campaigning isn't it. the uses of smartphones in india have nearly tripled since the last election and
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india has the biggest markets off whatsapp and facebook both of them have become a source of news as well as off social media camp the ending the footage the candidates election commission offend other party that monitor the election is taking norton for the first time that actually monitoring what exactly a candidate does online but it's of course will be a difficult task to be monitoring the worldwide internet we went up to the southern state of karnataka to interact with one young and very about how he manages to reach out to young voters while also toeing the line that the election commission offender has laid out this is what free found. by picking a fight this is the just recently he's about to turn to the south indian city of bengal to have a lawyer and an aspiring member of parliament for joining us one out of order for the recall at twenty eight he is the youngest candidates from the ruling b.g.p. to contest these elections. as temperatures soared about thirty five degrees on the soft be just three goals out of his reading to greet and the college every
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constituent he sees each not in week is on a beautiful works. but despite the palpable excitement of supporters and party workers the politician is at best reaching a few hundred overtrain sweltering odds. on twitter just we can reach over one hundred thousand followers in a flash most of our young people today who don't do forms. are telephone today are mobile phone today is a point of. information as well as entertainment so our political with the greatest political to do that we have today is the smallest mark for not hands. since the last national board smartphone usage in india has tripled to a staggering four fifteen million. election authorities trying to ensure free and fair elections have taken no. one's going to catch your eye is the colorful talk
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behind me which belongs to the beat of their feet candidate who is holding an election rally but no laughing with a friend is this event prior to my right which belongs to the election commission of india the election commission he owes me monaco's everything a candidate got beat on that is all advertising but for the first time in getting a hold of history election commission of india is also watching what can be done online on forces media like twitter and facebook. policing the world wide web there is no doubt. a high degree of customization to the advertisers which are good political parties the information off with chooses. to do so is the perfect. which makes it incredibly powerful. but social media can also be problematic he
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just he has been criticised for tweets opposing reservations for women and supporting the b j p's hindu nationalist agenda he has even want to gag order on the media to prove entry courting on what he called stephanie tree allegations. but now a group of friends and supporters is hard at work to boost his online image. the content just kept young and peppy to resonate with the just. political cartoons like these in addition help directly establish prime minister narendra modi's support for the young candidate. social media to you must also ensure ethical content that official guidelines. social media is a double disordered works with these really more door in control of what happens online tools that was no use abuse were goes online from these these are going. to group. supporters meanwhile to exuberance to be what it about privacy and be
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news but it is what happens online that may well decide this election. and let me show all those social media messaging what is the impact or rather is it really having a just in the impact on voters well it's not just young candidates like to justice who are trying to influence what goes on social media even the prime minister is tweeting out what was encouraging them to come out so of course the impact is definitely that it's about how disowning waters are because the election commission may be closely monitoring what candidates do but they cannot cost a wide enough web to ensure that candidates don't use for example proxy pages the tav been reportedly used heavily to put out messaging that has not been approved by the election commission we also have the challenger what's up which has the biggest market in the country and the election commission cannot monitor the cause of and when and corruption whatsapp has been has been reported to be
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a source of news across india so it's actually the water that was the room unfortunately debt it's definitely a very important factor in that election it's about how well water is able to discern between big news and general campaigning when they go out to cos they have what that is going to fight that's going to show us what it's all much influence or surely does going to have let me suggest while joining us from delhi thank you. now it's got to check of some other stories making news around the world. north korea has demanded washington remove secretary of state my company from any future nuclear talks a foreign ministry spokesperson described pompei was in the chore and reckless earlier north korean media said that the country's military had tested a new tactical guided weapon that's the first reported weapons test in half of the year. the u.s. justice department plans to release a redacted version of special counsel robert miller's investigation into alleged russian meddling in the twenty six thousand us elections which put current
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president donald trump in office democrats are calling for the publication of the entire report and for miller to testify publicly. the six point one magnitude earthquake has rattled buildings and disrupted transport in taiwan but there are no immediate reports of serious damage the quake struck near the city while even to walk taiwan's eastern coast rail services in parts of the country were temporarily suspended for safety checks after the quake. the new york police have arrested a man who tried to enter st patrick's cathedral with eight leaders of gasoline police say that the man told them that he wanted to use the cathedral as a shortcut by the incident came two days after the fire at notre dame if you drill in paris. germany has called for an emergency meeting of the u.n. security council to discuss a surge in fighting of the libyan capital tripoli forces loyal to the libyan army commander tar are battling to seize control of tripoli from the internationally
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recognized libyan government shelling of tripoli has increased and more than two hundred people have been killed since the offensive began this month. images of war intended to demonstrate the progress of khalifa haftar tars troops this may be propaganda but it does show that the battle for tripoli is escalating. this week the city center was hit by rockets for the first time emergency workers reported civilian casualties according to the u.n. at least a hundred ninety people have been killed since fighting began in early april. for libya's interior minister the conflict has reached a new level of illegality on this is a community. and. it is beautiful but you cannot believe little one he can his people like this is now the united nations is evacuating migrants
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and refugees from camps in tripoli's south to rescue them from the fighting but two thousand seven hundred people are trapped close to the front i'm could get caught up in calm but they're trapped by the fighting so it's a race against time to try and relocate them to safety because it's really a matter of of life or death so it's really critical that we do relocate them to safety the bombs are getting closer worries that fighting may escalate even further or growing the libyan government is warning of a new wave of refugees with europe as their goal. now reporters without borders has just published its latest press freedom index the index is based on the rate of violence against of media be it by the state or others access to information and legal restrictions now eritrea and north korea and turkmenistan are at the very bottom of this table here's a look at all of the countries where reporters without borders describe the
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situation as very serious at the top of the list the northern european countries of norway finland and sweden but the picture is not so positive and other parts of europe for example european union member hungary dropped fourteen place is to eighty seven d w caught up with a hungary and journalist who left hungary and now lives here in germany. barely nine hundred kilometers separate berlin in budapest but for a journalist or a dish areas work the two cities are worlds apart since viktor orban became prime minister nine years ago hungary's media landscape has changed radically nick what had happened here i got her desk when i was a child i always heard that hungry was one of the most liberal countries in what was the eastern bloc and i grew up with this idea that is depressing that specifically this democracy in hungary is slowly being deconstructed and that press freedom is being restricted. during the experience first hand how new
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regulations turn the broadcaster where she worked into state controlled media critical colleagues were fired she herself quit and went to germany in twenty twelve. bagnall is from back home two hundred journalists including doris former colleague were recently laid off and here t.v. station once critical of the hungary and government he reports that the broadcaster was taken over by a media foundation headed by a manager loyal to the government. as it can a lengthy perspective as there are no long term opportunities for quality journalism in hungary. dora works at a nonprofit organization in berlin with its own news portal and aust is an agency that produces content focused on eastern europe she says you can find critical reports written in hungary and about corruption for example but they are mainly
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online yes get here propaganda you know there's a lot of propaganda in hungary the governing parties rhetoric has taken over it's only present the same militaristic choice of words the same formulations the same phrases that government speak is use. the journalists who do not cooperate are denounced as traitors. doura is afraid that the hatred an agitation could turn into real violence against journalists that has yet to happen in hungary let's get more now on the state of press freedom we're joined here in the studio by christopher drier from reporters without borders welcome to the program thanks for being with us we saw the growing animosity there in that case in hungary but i mean you're out more generally speaking is experiencing a decline why is that. we are observing in the number of countries that this kind of hatred and incitement against journalists that often comes from the top especially from populists politicians is starting to have
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a real effect and starting to spread fear starting to be translated into a curtailing of through listen and that shows in europe now we're seeing still many of the same regions i mean the trend is really continuing that they're doing poorly for example in areas like the middle east in areas like asia why is that well these regions we are really looking at. tough day the ships are the critical states and for some in the middle east often at violence against journalists not only in the war tone coming countries like syria or yemen but also in the other places were this some journalists being have been held to prison for long periods the kinds of really tough repression there are some areas there are some countries that really question your fundamental assessment of thinking about russia i'm thinking about some of the arab nations who say you're biased against them. well you know that's
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what do you make of those claims when you know our only bias is in favor of human rights and against those who deny the universe the university of human rights and those countries and those leaders who claim that all human rights are not for us and we're not there yet that's always a pretext for repression and. they have political reasons for saying that we've also seen some fatal cases we have to mention of journalists around the world i'm thinking of course one of the most prominent is the saudi journalist jamal khashoggi who was murdered in the wake of incidents like that what how do you see journalism going as a trend do you find more people are self censoring of course yes that's exactly what's happened and we're settling in and i think that's also what's intended by acts like these. one murder or one threats one physical attack of the journalist and a given country or a given context is enough to spread fear among. dozens of his colleagues and.
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intimidate the whole profession there christopher dry air from reporters without borders thank you so much for joining us you're welcome. now german chancellor angela merkel has expressed her shock and sadness for the victims of a bus crash on the portuguese island of madeira the accident killed at least twenty nine people with many of them reported to be german tourists the bus plunged down a hillside east of the capital on wednesday night. holiday turned tragedy portuguese authorities were into the night to clear the wreckage. the bus plunged into a house after the driver lost control on an embankment. rescuers were able to pull some people out alive but for many it was too late the driver has reportedly survived authorities are now investigating the cause. for the something which seems
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like the information we have from the company is that the bus was relatively new machine when it was just five years old but apparently safety rules were followed it's premature to talk about the cause of the accident was it was a dance to promote. peace the crash happened early wednesday evening in a small town east of the island's capital. madera is a popular tourist destination most of the victims were from germany the german foreign ministry has set up a hotline for families of the victims madeira has announced three days of mourning . francis saying thank you to the paris firefighters who prevented greater damage in monday's disastrous fire at the famed notre dame cathedral firefighters were invited to the elysee palace in paris where president emmanuel mccrone is now paying tribute to the first responders the more than four hundred men and women who battled the blaze our president with protecting because beatles two massive bell
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towers and saving many of the artworks and relics inside of the building later today a ceremony a pair of city hall will honor the firefighters. of spring and corresponding rebecca rivers who is standing by at the elysee paris where that ceremony is currently taking place so rebecca what do we know about these firefighters who are being honored today and their role in their efforts to save the cathedral. well these men and women of the paris fire brigade are certainly the heroes of the hour i'm hoping you can see some of them coming out behind me the ceremony with emmanuel mccall has obviously just come to an end it was a private ceremony so i wasn't able to go in and see exactly what was said but we know that he has held their work as exemplary two people that he may have picked out for special mention was certainly the brigade chaplain john mark phone yeah and for me it was he helped salvage the precious crown of thorns thought to be worn by
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jesus that was housed in the cathedral he did that at great personal risk another name that may have been mentioned out was miriam should should didn't ski excuse me she was among one of the first to reach the higher parts of the cathedral up into the roof before the spire fell which is now the sort of iconic moment really she said that it wasn't until firefighters got up into that area that they really understood just the significance and the damage that was being caused when they really understood the gravity of the situation and they acted and now this whole day is basically chock full of efforts to really honor what they did what else is on the agenda. well you mentioned earlier that there's going to be another ceremony today and that's right it's at the city hall here in paris is going to be massive banners flying from that monument to building there and there's going to be a bar. violin concerto playing they'll also be readings from the famous victor hugo
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hunchback of notre dame so that will be going on also in honor of the firefighters . rebecca almost a billion euros has been pledged in donations what we're talking about the rebuilding effort this cathedral and i mean that's been quite controversial hasn't it. well it has yeah we saw about eight hundred million coming within the first twenty. four hours and there's a massive sum of money obviously now it's up to nearly a billion as you say and there have been some criticisms and also people saying that is very important that this this iconic monument gets rebuilt that it's a symbol of french and european strength and that is that it's a very you know it's obviously a very iconic building the world over so there's a lot of people saying this is really necessary but on the other side the criticism has been that the people donating are just doing it for tax breaks they have been offered
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a sixty percent tax break on donations and also other people saying that the money could be spent elsewhere for instance some of the other disasters going on in the world in africa and in syria so the eighty's getting some criticism this sort of voices on both sides of the argument rebecca writers in paris thank you. analysis and sports news and in the champions league quarter finals tottenham edged out manchester city on the away goals wall in one of the most dramatic matches in the competitions history spurs held in one goal advantage heading into the second leg which proved crucial at the end of a breathless ninety minutes for. the pregame atmosphere in manchester suggested a memorable much awaited and it didn't disappoint his right hand stirling put city ahead after just four minutes a quick fire double from shaun in song soon put spurs back in the driver's seat but city's bernardo's silva brought the game level again moments later to two or four
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goals coming in the first eleven minutes of the match city scored twice more through stirling in sergio a grow are the side of half time to take a forward to advantage only for fernando the red tape to give spurs precious away goal in the seventy third minutes city thought that it sealed i drew matic last gasp winner through stirling in injury time. but the video. referee full details for us so i'd. be screwed but this worries was to accept it so it was a. nice game for everybody a little tentative to twenty minutes you know two three and. we were we did everything for a silly idea and was but the info does so congratulations thoughts and steam and he cites and all the best for this in finals. spurs and their coach merits your
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approach to tino we're on cloud nine now they prepare to tackle the final four of europe's elite competition for just the second time in the club's history. and in the other quarterfinal german coach jurgen klopp liverpool defeated porto four one to stroll through a route to the final for saudi on monday open the scoring after twenty six minutes and mohamed salah made it to nail to liverpool after the break porto grabbing a goal back on sixty nine minutes but were better from you know and virgil van dyke sealed a dominant second leg win for the reds they won the tie six one on aggregate. so with four teams left in the competition let's take a look at the draw for the champions league sami's tottenham's rewarded for that win over city is a clash with the tournament surprise package i aks amsterdam and barcelona stand in the way of a second consecutive final for liverpool the first legs kick off in just under two weeks' time. a quick reminder now of the top stories that we're following for you
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here at g.w. news voting has begun in the second phase of india's vast general election polling in kashmir is taking place under tight security after a recent flare up of violence in the disputed region. and coming up next sunday doesn't use the far right as case maker and spain's elections are focused on europe that's after a break i'm sorry kelly in parliament you so much for watching a very.
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odd. time helplessly as the flames spread. ravaging. for me the symbol of paris. many feel sad and shocked. but no love not saddam tonight everyone went to his. is it
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a miracle the cathedral is still standing. next to. entering the conflict zone confronting the powerful. the north atlantic treaty organization nato has just tried its seventieth birthday but it wasn't a happy was my guest this week here at nato headquarters is rose got so must be organizations deputy secretary general who she now acknowledged the great so far as serious splits in its unity conflicts so far in sixty minutes g.w. . when the water starts rising people fight for survival no money based on a budget even the budget when there's a flood of water comes up trying to waste on your clothes faster everyone needs to
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but. the lack of water is equally dangerous. there's junk you can see it will move south so they can plant crops and find food stamps. floods and droughts will climate change become the main driver of mass migration you can write any kind of peace not if you want and probably most of them do come from. the climate exodus starts thirty s. on d. w. . hello and a warm welcome to focus on europe thanks for joining us. now and again there are events and images so extraordinary that the entire world seemingly moved the fire at the historic note for down procedural in paris was such an event onlookers
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watched in shock as the flames ravaged their way from the rooftop to the spire.

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